sport photography

Nordic Race: A mudfest for my camera

My first Nordic Race photography experience I don’t know about you, but personally I like to be warm, dry and clean at this time of year. It’s the reason I wear nice thick gloves, waterproof trousers and jackets, and a pair of boots every time I leave the house. On Saturday I got to witness […]

12 hour day

This blog entry first appeared over at www.photographybymatthewjames.com Starting early and finishing late to get the job done It’s late in the day, but there’s definitely still time to bang out a blog post before the sun sets. By the time I click ‘publish’ on this entry I would have passed the 12-hour mark; completing […]

A photographer’s perspective of Shrovetide

What really happened when I went home to document the biggest game of football in the world? Although I couldn’t see it at that particular moment, somewhere up ahead a ball made of Portuguese cork was being fought over by hundreds of men. Their aim was simple: to release it from the ‘hug’ and get […]

Surviving the 2015 Copenhagen Marathon

The man’s face shimmered with sweat in the afternoon sun as his legs soldiered on. Mile after mile he continued through the streets of Copenhagen, whilst around him, thousands of runners struggled to keep going and crowds roared in his ears. His goal: to reach the finish line so he could start editing his pictures […]

It's Marathon Time

You can’t really miss all the maps, posters and warnings that are dotted around the city at the moment. That’s right; it’s that time of year again where 12,000 people put themselves to the test and run for 26.2 miles. The Nykredit Copenhagen Marathon (to give it its official title) is without a doubt one […]

Getting the shot: Nykredit CPH Marathon

January is usually a quiet time for me and probably most photographers in the Northern Hemisphere, but thankfully there’s been enough happening to keep me busy. Two weeks ago, for example, the Danish newspaper Jyllands Posten printed a massive full-page advert for the Nykredit Copenhagen Marathon, which you can check out below. The brief for […]